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Guide to the Justitia Davis Papers
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Description
The Justitia Davis papers include scrapbooks, photographs, music and theatrical programs, newspaper clippings, artifacts, and certificates that document the life and career of actor and music teacher Justitia Davis. The papers are arranged into three series: Performing arts, Education, and Photographs. The bulk of the papers consist of 467 photographs most of which are personal photographs of Davis’ family and friends in the 1920s-1940s.
Background
Singer, actress, pianist, and music teacher Justitia Davis Scott (1918-1976) was born on May 31, 1918 in Oakland, California the daughter of music director and teacher Lillian Jeter Davis and T. M. Davis. After attending schools in Oakland, Davis transferred to Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington during her sophomore year graduating in 1936.
Extent
2 linear feet (5 boxes + 1 oversized box)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Justitia Davis Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.